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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 19, 2013 10:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any dark, moody Dead shows?

The Dead's studio music is a waste of time.Here is some good live Grateful Dead music.They have a song part of their catalog and a more adventurous sort of improv part of their catalog.The improv repertoire is where it's at.

The Eleven through New Potato Caboose on this show is top notch.

http://archive.org/details/gd1968-10-12.sbd.miller.115593.flac16

Dark Star from this show is a standout,it takes off at 6:30.

http://archive.org/details/gd69-06-07.sbd.kaplan.9074.sbeok.shnf

Another Dark Star,but a completely different beast.The music after the first verse at about 17:15 through the end will bend your brain some,but the playing throughout is inspired.

http://archive.org/details/gd1972-07-18.sbd.miller.32878.flac16

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Poster: SaintSteveg Date: Oct 21, 2013 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any dark, moody Dead shows?

Wow. A waste of time? May I assume you do not care for albums/CDs in general as a performance form? I myself always prefer live music from any band, especially the Dead, but I would hardly call their studio work of waste of time. Anthem of the Sun. Workingman's Dead. American Beauty. Blues for Allah. Terrapin Station. In the Dark. There are in fact things that can be done/explored in a studio setting that are not possible on stage, and to me the Grateful Dead were as creative there as anyone, and made some genuinely inspiring and good listening work.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Dec 30, 2013 9:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any dark, moody Dead shows?

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Poster: Phlesh Wound Date: Oct 21, 2013 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any dark, moody Dead shows?

I myself wouldn't exactly go that far, I think both American Beauty and Workingman's Dead are two wonderful additions to American music as a whole and are indispensable to anyone interested in "classic rock". That said, I really don't think that the sound of their studio material has held up at all. It has a very very dated 70s sort of quality to it, excessively produced. They a seperate the vocals out of the mix way too much and stick a ton of reverb on them to give the harmonies this kind of ethereal quality that does not sound good in this day and age. By and large it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Just one man's 2 cents.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 21, 2013 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any dark, moody Dead shows?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WycvYhKW08

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 21, 2013 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Any dark, moody Dead shows?

After 37 years and countless hours spent listening to live recordings I see no reason to listen to studio gimmickry and sanitized versions of the music. While American Beauty and Workingman's Dead might be fine recordings they are fabrications of a studio environment and have very little in common with the songs we became familiar with through live performance.